ERIC Number: ED366035
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Philosophies and Practices: The Status of Judging Philosophies at Pi Kappa Delta Nationals: Argument for Disclosure of Judging Philosophy at All Intercollegiate Tournaments.
Watt, Willis M.
Noting that the skill of debate is essential in a free democratic society, this paper presents a rationale for the use of judging philosophy statements at all intercollegiate debate tournaments. The paper considers: the role of the debate critic; discussion of judging philosophy statements; and advantages to be gained through the use of philosophies. The paper then compares intercollegiate debate tournaments to athletic contests and discusses academic debating as an educational laboratory intended to promote effective communication. The paper concludes with a challenge to the debate community to provide a written judging philosophy at all tournaments. (Contains 29 references.) (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Communication Context; Debate Tournaments; Judge Philosophy Statements
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Speech Communication Association (79th, Miami Beach, FL, November 18-21, 1993). Best available copy.